Saturday, 21 August 2010




Cisco LAN Switching Video Mentor

The LAN Switching Video Mentor is an excellent guide to configuring Cisco switches. Dave's videos are outstanding in their conciseness and relevance of content. They hit the nail on the head every time!"” Geoff Tagg, President, INDT Ltd.

Cisco LAN Switching Video Mentor is a unique video product that provides you with more than six hours of personal visual instruction from best-selling author and network engineer David Hucaby. In the 20 videos presented in this product, Dave walks you through common Cisco® Catalyst switch configuration and troubleshooting tasks. Designed to develop and enhance hands-on skills, each 10 to 30 minute video guides you through essential configuration tasks on the Cisco Catalyst switches and shows you how to verify that network is working correctly.

Lab Layout:

Each video lab presents detailed objectives, lab diagrams, command tables, and video captures. Audio instruction throughout offers tips and shortcuts that truly make learning easy.

Network Animation:

Animated network diagrams show you lab setup, device addressing, and how traffic flows through the network.

CLI Video:

Video screen-casts of router CLI demonstrates command entry, configuration techniques, and device response.

System Requirements:

·         Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, or Vista

·         Apple OS9 or later

·         Linux operating systems that have a web browser with Flash 7 or later plug-in

·         Speakers or headphones

·         Color display with a minimum 1024x768 resolution

·         1 GHz of faster CPU recommended

This product is part of the Cisco Press® Video Mentor Series. The video products in this series present expert training from industry-leading instructors and technologists. This dynamic learning environment combines animations, screencasts, and audio instruction to help users bridge the gap between conceptual knowledge and hands-on application.

Lesson 1

This lab demonstrates how a switch interfaces can be configured to support connected devices. The command line interface (CLI) is used while the computer is connected to the switch console.

Duration: 00:22:30  File Size: 31MB

Lesson 2

This lab takes a look at Layer 2 switching and covers how to configure virtual networks within a switch.

Duration: 00:17:58  File Size: 24MB
Lesson 3

This lab explores how VLANs are carried over trunk links between switches.

Duration: 00:15:04  File Size: 19MB
Lesson 4

In this lab, VTP is leveraged to automate VLAN configuration across multiple switches in a network.

Duration: 00:17:24  File Size: 26MB
Lesson 5

This lab covers STP operation and how it maintains a loop-free Layer 2 switching topology. STP Root Switch configuration is also covered.

Duration: 00:22:42  File Size: 31MB

Lesson 6

This lab explores Per-VLAN STP Plus (PVST+) operation and how STP reacts to a variety of topology changes within a VLAN.

Duration: 00:17:54  File Size: 23MB
Lesson 7

In this lab, Rapid PVST+ operation and configuration is covered, along with its behavior under several types of topology changes.

Duration: 00:13:29  File Size: 19MB
Lesson 8

This lab explores MST and how it can be configured and used to simplify STP operation in a network.

Duration: 00:16:34  File Size: 25MB
Lesson 9

This lab covers several features that can be used to stabilize the loop-free Layer 2 switching topology. Root Guard, BPDU Guard, Loop Guard, and Unidirectional Link Detection are demonstrated.

Duration: 00:14:25  File Size: 15MB
Lesson 10

This lab demonstrates how multiple switch interfaces can be bundled together into a single logical EtherChannel interface. EtherChannels can increase available bandwidth and redundancy.

Duration: 00:25:25  File Size: 37MB
Lesson 11

This lab moves beyond Layer 2 switching to cover Layer 3 switching and routing.

Duration: 00:16:52  File Size: 25MB
Lesson 12

In this lab, the Layer 3 interface used for multilayer switching is made more redundant for devices within an IP subnet. The Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) is demonstrated by configuring multiple switches to work together and share a common gateway IP address.

Duration: 00:21:18  File Size: 27MB
Lesson 13

This lab explores the Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP) to provide robust gateway redundancy for devices within an IP subnet.

Duration: 00:14:52  File Size: 17MB

Lesson 14

In this lab, the normal rules of Layer 2 VLANs are stretched to provide new forms of isolation by configuring Private VLANs.

Duration: 00:10:36  File Size: 13MB
Lesson 15

This lab covers several types of ACLs that can be configured and applied within a switch to control or restrict traffic movement.

Duration: 00:12:54  File Size: 15MB
Lesson 16

In this lab, the Port Security feature is leveraged to control access to switch interfaces.

Duration: 00:09:56  File Size: 13MB
Lesson 17

This lab demonstrates DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard, and Dynamic ARP Inspection, which all work to detect and mitigate attempts to spoof network information for malicious purposes.

Duration: 00:13:16  File Size: 16MB
Lesson 18

This lab provides an overview of the many Quality of Service (QoS) features available on Catalyst switches. It also demonstrates how many of the features can be configured to identify and handle types of traffic according to QoS policies.

Duration: 00:24:24  File Size: 24MB
Lesson 19

This lab explores how packets put into and taken out of queues at switch interfaces. It also looks at congestion avoidance methods that keep interface queues from becoming too congested.

Duration: 00:14:52  File Size: 16MB
Lesson 20

In this lab, the Switch Port Analyzer (SPAN) family of features are demonstrated. By using one of the SPAN features, a switch can copy or mirror traffic from a source to a destination--either on the same switch or to a different switch. Monitored traffic is normally sent to an external network or protocol analyzer or to the Mini Protocol Analyzer, found within a switch itself.

Duration: 00:16:33  File Size: 21MB